Grace Kim is a Brooklyn-based, Korean-American filmmaker and writer who uses absurdist and surrealist premises in pursuit of finding unique expressions of common human experiences. Though the human experience is incredibly diverse and varied, Grace is interested in uncovering “humanity” at its core—what is the human “essence” that remains when one peels aways the superficial layers of race, gender, class, and circumstance? How is her translation of this universal humanity overtly or covertly feminine, or Asian-American, or heteronormative? These are the questions she wrestles with through her filmmaking.
To date, Grace has written and directed four short films, and is in development for an animated TV series about climate change that has a Cinemax producer attached as the EP and passed into the second round for the Sundance Episodic Lab. She is currently the 2019 Picture Farm Commercial Director Mentee, was part of the EMERGE8 Semi Finalists for Ghetto Film School’s EMERGE Filmmaking Lab, and is a finalist for the Viacom Viewfinder Emerging Directors Program. Her script for her 2018 short Loveseat was a quarterfinalist for the Screen Craft Short Film Fund and the script for Fissure: noun and verb (then titled One-handed Cartwheel) was a finalist for the Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival Script Studio. She is deeply committed to her independent film communities and practices her craft through her membership in Filmshop, Brooklyn Film Collective Writers, and the Sandbox. She has previously worked on staff at New York Women in Film and Television.